Commissary Manager / Curatorial Assistant

Organization: Palm Beach Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: West Palm Beach, FL, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Palm Beach Zoo is seeking a Commissary Manager and Curatorial Assistant to oversee commissary operations and provide assistance to the Wildlife Care and Conservation Department. As a Commissary Manager, this role supervises the inventory, facility, staff and volunteers of the commissary. As a Curatorial Assistant, this role will assist with the coordination of tours and animal encounters, as well as the tracking, coordination and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols for the Wildlife Care and Conservation Department.

This full time position will be filled by a person who is organized, detail oriented and skilled in the management of people and inventory. Applicants should possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, display a positive attitude, enjoy working on a team and have proficiency using Microsoft Office programs.


A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year’s supervisory experience is required. Experience in an AZA accredited facility is preferred. Must be physically able to stoop, bend, reach, climb, lift, carry or push at least 50 pounds in a south Florida climate. Must be able to work a schedule which will include weekends, holidays and special events.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume and references to Please include the name of the applicant and the initials LK in the subject line of the email. Deadline for receiving applications is May 20, 2013.